n 2017, Phillip Leeds released the critically-acclaimed & wildly popular book BIG SHOTS! (Rizzoli). Described at the time as capturing a generation of artists and celebrities just as Andy Warhol: Red Books defined a previous era. Shot by Phillip with a unique vintage Polaroid camera called The Big Shot, the book offered a visual who’s who from the worlds of art, music, fashion and popular culture from 2004 through 2016. Volume 1 featured Rita Ora on the cover and contained over 400 portraits including global icons such as Lewis HamiltonJAY-ZBeckPharrell WilliamsAndre Leon TallyA$AP RockyBlack ThoughtAhmir “Questlove” ThompsonDavid ByrneJeff KoonsJustin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg

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Now, in partnership with Blurring Books, Leeds is set to release BIG SHOTS!! Volume 2: More Shots from the Worlds of Music, Fashion and Beyond, a new collection of photographs that captures the faces from the epicenter of culture. A compilation of previously unpublished work, Phillip has continued documenting some of the biggest names in popular culture as well as behind-the-scenes tastemakers and influencers. BIG SHOTS!! Volume 2 offers more than 500 color Polaroid portraits. The book features GRAMMY award winner SZA on the cover, plus foreword by global music and fashion icon, and multi GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. This volume includes portraits of Chris RockLee “Scratch” PerryJames LiptonBrian “KAWS” DonnellyDave GrohlGeorge ClintonSister NancyQ-TipSnoop DoggAri MelberJohn David WashingtonMike NessNdaba MandelaMegan Thee StallionSwizz Beatz & Alicia Keys, plus countless others. 

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The original Polaroid images of these world-renowned subjects have been showcased from New York City, to Tokyo, to Hong Kong. In November 2023, BIG SHOTS! photography lined the walls of the HK outpost of lifestyle brand, Pleasures, accompanied by a book signing by Phillip Leeds, for the apparel company’s N.E.R.D. capsule collection.  


BIG SHOTS!! Volume 2 provides readers a unique vantage point into an era of music and fashion as it crossed in front of Phillip’s camera and shared through the ever-nostalgic format of the Polaroid.